Brazilian lines up fifth after incident-packed qualifying session
Joint leader of the GP2 Series ahead of this weekend’s third race of the campaign, at Istanbul Park, Turkey, Bruno Senna qualified his iSport Dallara fifth for today’s feature event – 16 places ahead of fellow pace-setter Alvaro Parente. The Brazilian’s performance did not, however, reflect his true speed. It was a messy session, punctuated by off-track incidents and yellow flags, and Senna was consistently thwarted as he sought to extract the most from his car. There will be more to come, he promises, in the 34-lap race.
Bruno Senna“I suspect most drivers are saying the same thing – traffic was simply horrendous throughout today’s session and getting a clear, clean lap felt almost impossible. The car basically felt good, although I still need to study the telemetry before we decide what changes, if any, we should make before the start. I would obviously prefer to be a little further forward, to avoid any of the potential pitfalls at the first corner, but our tyres looked in good shape at the end of today’s session and that’s always a promising sign. I’m confident we have a very good car for the race.”